CORWEN Football Club have unveiled a new manager for their first team ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

With Sion Tudor stepping down due to 'family commitments' (full story on page 55), Nick Jones has been appointed to the role at the Cymru North side.

Jones takes up the role on a permanent basis after previously working as caretaker manager following the departure of Danny Jellicoe.

Club officials say they are 'pleased' to be able to make the appointment, with Jones’ management team set to be announced in the coming days, including a new director of football.

Speaking on being appointed first team manager, Jones said: "It's the easiest decision I have made in football.

"Corwen is such a fantastic club and the plans they have make for exciting times ahead. I can't wait to get started and see where this journey will go."

Among the plans set for Corwen FC in 2020/21 season, is the introduction of the 250-seater 'Huw Chick Jones stand' at the club's War Memorial Park ground, which was granted planning permission back in March.

The club currently have the Tudor Jones Stand - named after another club stalwart who spent 30 years there - which holds 100 spectators.

However, the new stand, named after the long-serving club official and county councillor Huw Jones who passed away in February, is being built as part of the club’s efforts to meet the criteria set by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) for teams looking to participate in Tier Two (Cymru North) during the 2020/21 season.

The club has recently been granted the lincence which will see them continue playing in the second division, but having finished in the bottom three following the curtailment of the 2019/20 campaign, await a decision from the FAW regarding relegation, which is expected soon.

Corwen FC were promoted to the Cymru North division in the summer of 2019 and went on to pick up 14 points in 23 matches in the second division before the season was cancelled by the FAW two weeks ago due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.